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This Powder Made My Mother’s Gray Hairs Disappear

I dyed my hair blonde a month ago, and it’s clear that from now on, my root-touch-up appointments will dictate my entire schedule. It is mandatory, …

Shopping

Pioneer Launches New And Affordable Amplifier For Budding Audiophiles

An amplifier is at the heart of any audio system and in this age of digital music its ability to handle digital inputs and streaming music is vital. Pioneer is addressing this central part of the hi-fi market with the launch of a brand new mid-range integrated amplifier designed to reflect the …

Audiophile

4 ways a smart home can deter break-ins

Leaving for a vacation can be stressful. Who's going to watch over your home while you're gone? How can you ward off people looking to capitalize on an empty house?<p>Fortunately, one of the best things to come of the rise of smart home gadgets is the DIY smart security system. You can pick and choose …

Smart Homes

SimpliSafe's DIY home security system now works with Alexa

SimpliSafe, one of CNET's favorite home security systems, now works with Amazon's Alexa, letting users arm the system or check its status using voice commands.<p>First announced this past January at CES 2018, the new Alexa controls are available today for all users of the newly redesigned SimpliSafe …

Smart Homes

How to set up a DIY home security system

3 ways to protect your house<p>You don't have to invest in a multimillion dollar surveillance system to keep an eye on your property and possessions. In fact, you might be able to do the job with gadgets you already own, paired with free software. We've collected three types of systems you can pick …

Sennheiser’s Flex 5000 Brings Home Theater Audio Up Close and Personal

Rigging up an audio system for your home theater — or even just getting decent sound from a 32-inch TV parked on a stack of bricks — has always been …

Amazon’s $96 sound bar is so good it doesn’t need a separate subwoofer

It used to be that if you wanted to add decent sound to your TV, you need to spend upwards of $1,000 on a surround sound system. The the home audio …

Roaming sucks. This Handy travel phone could rescue your bill

Google Maps, online flight check-in, access to TripAdvisor and Yelp on demand -- there are a thousand ways the internet makes traveling more convenient and fun.<p>You know what's not so fun? Roaming bills.<p>It's a problem Hong Kong-based Tink Labs is trying to solve by putting custom-made phones with …

Anyone can cut the cord now, thanks to a single device

Cord cutting is easy if you live in a major metropolitan area. Why? Well, set-top boxes like the Roku series and the Amazon Fire TV let you stream TV …

Are you ready for this? A $160 stereo system an audiophile could love

I get a ton of emails requesting more coverage of cheap, but great, audio products. I do as many as I can, but the problem is that most cheap stuff isn't good enough to review. Making exceptional audio products at any price isn't easy, but the challenges escalate with budget gear, so when I get an …

Audiophile

Best home theater upgrades for the big game

Google WiFi review: A hassle-free router comes at a price

Google's not new to the hardware game, but with its "Made by" range, the company is making a concerted effort to marry its smart software with the gear we run it on. We've already tried the Pixel phones, Daydream View VR headset, Chromecast Ultra and Google Home, but until now, there was one Made …

19 tips to make space on iPhone | How to clear space on iPhone

<b>1. How to clear space on your iPhone</b><p>We love our iPhone, but one of the challenges we encounter every day is making the most of its meagre 16GB of …

A money-saving tip for every room of your home

Saving money not only reduces wastage within the home, but can provide other opportunities and advantages. Spending less within your dwelling means …

Dangerously good: The Beyerdynamic T5p headphones

It didn't take too long to feel right at home with the new Beyerdynamic T5p (2. Generation) headphones ($1,099, £977, AU$1,829) because the look and feel of this hand-crafted in Germany headphone isn't so different than most of the full-size Beyerdynamic headphones I've reviewed over the last few …

Audiophile

Sonos on the cheap: How Chromecast Audio breathes new life into old speakers

A few synced, $35 audio repeaters can turn any home into a party house.<p>I received my Google Chromecast Audio for review at the end of September, and …

The best kit for building your own home cinema

By David Nield<p>You don't need a vast mansion and a huge wad of cash to set up your own home cinema system - although money and space are both useful …

Pioneer brings serious bass on a budget with its new SW-10-powered subwoofer

Whether you’re looking at putting together a home theater from scratch or upgrading the one you have piece by piece, the subwoofer is a key piece to …

Don’t wake the baby! Use Bluetooth headphones with Apple TV

If you’re anything like me, you knew that the new 4th-generation Apple TV supported Bluetooth devices like the Siri Remote, game controllers, and even keyboards, but you didn’t twig to the fact that it might also let you use Bluetooth headphones, too.<p>In point of fact, though, it does support them, …

Smart TV

10 Chrome extensions that can save you hundreds of dollars

Internet

MQA is an impressive new file format that squeezes superior sound into less space

It’s not always easy being the audio guy at Mobile World Congress. Sometimes, inquiring about the audio side of all the phones, tablets, and other …

How to Find the Right Headphones

Long-time <i>goop</i> friend and music manager Seth Friedman spends a lot of time with headphones on. Beyond the requirements of his job, he’s always on a …

The 9 Best Earbuds Under $50

This definitive guide to the best earbuds under $50 of 2018 explores everything you need to know before buying your next pair of affordable earbuds, …

The Best Headphones for Running - TechBlog

While many over-the-ear headphones offer uncompromising audio, even the most rigid audiophiles must consider fit, battery life, water resistance and …

10 Best Wireless Headphones Under $100

Because there's no need to splurge to rid your music and phone calls of wires.<p>This roundup is focused solely on on-ear and over-ear wireless headphones. (But if you're looking for wireless earbuds we have options for you, too.)<p>On-ear wireless headphones are typically lighter and more comfortable to …

Here's a tasty collection of the absolute best-sounding yet affordable audio products

Somebody on Twitter pointed out that Pioneer was blowing out my favorite affordable tower speaker of all time -- the Andrew Jones designed Pioneer SP-FS52-LR towers -- which are now selling for just $180 a pair. That started me thinking, if I was going to share the news of the deal why not also …

Audiophile

Sony’s newest headphones are completely ‘ears free’

One of the cool pieces of tech bouncing around at South By Southwest this week is Sony’s new Concept N headphones, a listening device that doesn’t …

Consumer Tech

How to buy the best possible audio system (for the least amount of money)

Buying audio equipment is an addiction for some people (99.99999999999% of these “people” being <i>male people</i>, of course). Although it is perhaps a more …

Chromecast Audio review: Give your old speakers a new brain

It's been a little over two years since Google introduced the first Chromecast, a cheap and easy way to turn any TV in your house into a smart TV. The tiny little dongle has taken the market by storm, racking up sales of over 20 million since launch. Now, the company has replaced it with not one …

No remortgage needed: How to build an earthquake-inducing home theater for $3,000

Anyone can stroll into Best Buy or a local AV store and drop a pile of cash on some speakers and a TV, but that doesn’t mean you’ll end up with a …